Monthly Archives: July 2015

Investigating Activity, Nutrition and Hydration Among People With Dementia in Care Homes (Bournemouth University / Burdett Trust for Nursing)

Summary Research in Dorset care homes conducted by Bournemouth University, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, has revealed significant individual variations in physical activity, possibly relating to observed variations in calorie and fluid intake among people with dementia. Daily … Continue reading

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Music Therapy for Dementia Care Home Residents (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Further evidence points to the efficacy of music therapy for dementia patients, in terms of facilitating improvements in psychological wellbeing and reducing disruptive behaviour in care home environments. Research based at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge indicates that … Continue reading

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Care Costs Cap Delayed = Dementia Tax Prolonged (BBC News / UK Parliament)

Summary Proposals for a maximum £72,000 cap on care costs per person, earlier planned to start in April 2016, have been deferred at least until 2020 and probably indefinitely. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2015). Is the cap on … Continue reading

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Reasons for Emergency Hospital Admissions by People With Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary This Public Health England (PHE) document summarises national data about why people with dementia made use of inpatient general hospital services during the financial year 2012/13. It includes data on short stay emergency admissions, increases in hospital admissions and … Continue reading

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New Hopes for Disease-Modifying Pharmacological Dementia Treatment (BBC News / AAIC / ARUK)

Summary Trials of the drug Solanezumab were abandoned in apparent failure in 2012. More detailed examination of the data has since revealed evidence that this medication may have a role in slowing the pace of progression in Alzheimer’s Disease slightly, … Continue reading

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The Foundations for a Patient-Centred NHS Learning Culture? (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary This “Learning Not Blaming” report presents the government’s response to (i) the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review, (ii) the Morecambe Bay Investigation, and (iii) the Public Administration Select Committee’s report on clinical incidents. The common theme for addressing … Continue reading

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